Starring Krysten Ritter, the ABC sitcom recorded 5.9m (2.4), an increase of four demo points and 1.1m viewers on last week's low.
Season lows for The Middle (6.6m/2.0), Suburgatory (5.8m/2.0) and Modern Family (10m/0.4) earlier on, and Revenge (7.1m/2.1) at 10pm, slipped the Alphabet Network below CBS, which this week had more new shows.
Criminal Minds (11.4m/3.0) and CSI (9.7m/2.3) both returned from respective hiatuses. Survivor: One World sunk to another all-time low of 9.2m (2.5) at 8pm.
American Idol topped the night for Fox with 16.3m (4.6), while fellow reality show America's Next Top Model had 1m (0.4) for The CW at the other end of the scale.
Rock Centre with Brian Williams (4.2m/1.1) and Law & Order: SVU (6.5m/1.8) both climbed for NBC, while 5m (1.3) watched Betty White's Off Their Rockers at 8pm.